It's the latest a greatest: VIDEO AUDITIONS! Yikes! My first thought is, who am I sending this to am what are they going to do with my footage? So I'm going to share some great articles I read with you, and feel free to leave comments.
I really like the control I have of doing my own audition. My own gear, my own time, me, me, me, meee (I was singing, right).
Here are some articles i found helpful:
- Tips and Tricks of Recording your Audition
- The Actor's Light has important tips for Slating your audition.
Unless otherwise requested Standard Submission will be as follows:
1) SLATE: NAME, AGENCY, ROLE. or NAME, ROLE. (FRAMED IN FULL BODY)
2) FRAMING: FROM SHOULDERS UP.
3) FILE LABEL: FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME_CHARACTER
4) FORMATTING: .M4V (LARGE FORMAT) AND/OR .MOV (SMALL QUICKTIME) SENT VIA MAILBIGFILE
- Also, don't forget you might need a reader (someone to read the opposite lines to you on your audition tape), or, in my case I'm recording the lines on my Voice Recorder on my phone and playing them very quietly, so they can't be picked up by my microphone.
- CastIt Talent has GREAT resources on video auditioning. Check out some of these articles:
Tell me what have you done? Did you watermark your audition footage? Do you feel secure it's not going to be used without your permission and knowledge?